Is there a God? Once, a young disciple, who had some confusion about God, asked his master about God’s existence. Instead of clearing his doubts, master plucked a rosebud from the garden and asked his disciple to open it without tearing off the petals.
Young disciple looked in disbelief at the master, thinking, after all, what a rosebud could possibly have to do with God. Still, as a mark of respect he had for the master, young disciple proceeded to try to unfold the rosebud without tearing its petals. But soon he realized that it was an impossible task. Looking at young disciple’s helplessness, the master began to recite the following poem:
“It is only a tiny rosebud, a flower of God’s design.
But I cannot unfold the petals with clumsy hands of mine.
The secret of unfolding flowers is not known to such as I.
God opens this flower so easily but in my hands they die.
If I cannot unfold a rosebud, this flower of God’s design,
then how can I have the wisdom to unfold this life of mine?
So, I will trust in God for leading each moment of my day.
I look to God for guidance in each step along the way.
The path that lies before me, only Lord and savior knows.
I will trust God to unfold the moments, just as He unfolds the Rose.”
Pray Through Good Deeds.